Indigenous Network Program

The Program assists young people in Years 7 to 11 who may be  disengaging from schools in the Shellharbour Region and provides cultural programs and specialist individual work to assist transition to High School or remain in school and increase educational attainment.

The Program has primary objective to support young Aboriginal year 7 students transitioning from primary school to high school and year 8 students to stay engaged in high school education. This will be done through a range of cultural programs, age specific activities and  workshops to assist the development of social and living skills. The Programs and content are designed to assist both the transition and to maintain engagement in High Schools. The Program is extended to students in years 9 to 11 with the focus to stay engaged in School and provide other educational, training and pre-employment support as required. The Program encourages participation and provides support to Young People and  their families.

Cultural Programs Include:

Didge Program, Dance Like our Ancestors, Aboriginal Art Program, Aboriginal Craft  and Aboriginal Language.

Other Programs and workshops include -
•    Mentoring and support from Aboriginal Elders
•    Living Skills - Nutrition, Safe Food Preparation, Self-care, Health and fitness
•    Social Skills - Communication strategies, conflict management, appropriate safe use of mobiles and social media
•    Individual Case Management and Support to families
•    Access to other SYFS Services
•    Lunch Provided

Hours and referral information:

Hours: for referral purposes - Mon to Fri, 9.00am to 4.30pm


Contact: (02) 4221 7723 or (02) 4295 8751


Indigenous Network Program

25 Lake Entrance Road
Warilla, New South Wales 2529

 Funding Information:

This Service is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services under the Families and Communities Program B